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by John A. Andrew III

  • ISBN: 1566634520
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: John A. Andrew III
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee; 1st edition (August 16, 2002)
  • Pages: 385 pages
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Power to Destroy book. John Andrew's groundbreaking exploration of one of the most mysterious of all government agencies takes its title from Chief Justice John Marshall's famous dictum, "The power to tax is the power to destroy.

John Andrew s groundbreaking exploration of one of the most mysterious of all government agencies takes its title from Chief Justice John Marshall s famous dictum, The power to tax is the power to destroy. Mr. Andrew confirms what many have suspected for a long time: that presidents, political appointees, and bureaucrats have attempted to use the Internal Revenue Service to punish their enemies.

For Andrew, the chief abuse here is that the IRS was targeting groups for political reasons rather than because of clearly demonstrated problems with their tax returns. One noteworthy example is the campaign launched under the IOP against Billy James Hargis's Christian Echoes Ministry (CEM). Hargis, a preacher from Texas and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bob Jones University, became active in anti-Communist circles in the 1950s.

Biography: John A. Andrew III died shortly after completing the writing of Power to Destroy. He was professor of history at Franklin & Marshall College and the author of Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society and The Other Side of the Sixties, among other books. Terms and exclusions apply; find out more from our Returns and Refunds Policy. Power to Destroy The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon.

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John Alfred Andrew III was an American educator, historian and author. Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon

John Alfred Andrew III was an American educator, historian and author. He held the position of the professor of history at Franklin and Marshall College. In this book, Andrew holds that the Congregational clergy used foreign missions not only to implant New England culture in heathen lands but also to awaken a sense of community at home. 13334/?tag prabook0b-20. Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon )

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath . Andrew, John . III (2002) Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon. Scherer, Michael (14 May 2013).

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States. cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner. IRS Scandal Echoes a Long History of Political Harassment TIME.

For example, John Kennedy used the IRS to investigate . Richard Nixon used the IRS to harass real or perceived political enemies. It gives the IRS the power to pry into how and where citizens receive and spend money.

For example, John Kennedy used the IRS to investigate right-wing groups that criticized him. Another reason to give free reign to the IRS is bipartisan: The IRS is charged with finding money and more money to fund the endless spending schemes of the welfare/warfare state. Almost everyone agrees that the government spends too much and therefore constantly needs more money. Congressman Robert Adams, back in the 1890s, had this brilliant insight

In his book Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon, the late historian John A. Andrew III described a number of abuses during the 1960s and '70s.

In his book Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon, the late historian John A. President Kennedy's administration - with his apparent knowledge - authorized an "Ideological Organizations Project" that targeted conservative organizations, such as the John Birch Society. Those allegations resemble the current ones, though Obama and aides deny any knowledge or involvement.

John Andrew's groundbreaking exploration of one of the most mysterious of all government agencies takes its title from Chief Justice John Marshall's famous dictum, “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” Mr. Andrew confirms what many have suspected for a long time: that presidents, political appointees, and bureaucrats have attempted to use the Internal Revenue Service to punish their enemies. The author combed the papers of presidential staff, IRS officials, congressional critics, and the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, and petitioned under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain IRS documents. What he discovered was a series of projects and investigations that at times resemble a spy thriller. Beginning with the Kennedy administration's Ideological Organizations Project, which investigated, intimidated, and challenged the tax-exempt status of right-wing foundations, Mr. Andrew traces the ways Democrats and Republicans alike used the IRS to accomplish political goals during the 1960s and early 1970s. Seemingly innocuous names like Operation Leprechaun and Project Tradewinds, together with an array of intelligence and surveillance activities, formed a pattern of abuse that threatened the foundations of American political culture. In one of the most powerful and sobering passages of the book, Mr. Andrew chronicles the IRS's Special Service Staff, which carried out activities that were more extensive and intrusive than Nixon's infamous Enemies List―yet received scant coverage in the media. He also offers important revelations about Nixon's ties to organized crime through Bebe Rebozo. Power to Destroy is a shocking analysis of how political influence has corrupted the IRS, and how the agency's own crusade for secrecy hides its operations from public scrutiny, even from congressional committees responsible for overseeing its activities.
Reviews about Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon (4):
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Nothing in this book surprised me. The IRS has been a crooked tool of crooked and dishonest politicians since its creation. And that fact is well documented in this book. Anyone surprised about the Obama misuse of the IRS to target his political enemies just has NOT been paying attention. Get this book and get an earlier version with the same name, The Power to Destroy" by Senator William V Roth Jr. and William H Nixon written in 1999 and you will see that nothing has changed. But the second book has a few more real life stories of real lives being totally and utterly destroyed by this nightmare.
And remember, it WILL take you to get rid of this through putting enough new people into Congress and replacing those who had forced us to live with this nightmare all of these year.
Flocton
This is a book that allows the average taxpayer to see just how corrupt the system of taxation is. The Internal Revenue service has political appointees at the top level who give their allegiance to those that appoint them, not to the citizens of the United States that they collect the taxes from. There are layers of nepotism within the IRS that protects them from scrutiny and allows them to act like the "brown shirts" of Hitler's era. A large portion of the book was about how the IRS, at the request of Kennedy's and Johnson's administrations, as well as the Putman committee in Congress, attacked conservative nonprofit organizations in an attempt to force them either to quiet their opposition to the Liberal Left's attempts to push our country into Socialism.

Sadly, when Nixon came in office, his paranoia caused him to use the framework of corrupt use of the IRS developed by his predecessor, for his own agenda. He developed his enemies list and he obtained secret IRS data on his various opponents n the list, using that information to control their actions.

Dr. Andrew was limited on every avenue of his research by the refusal of the IRS to provide information about their inner workings. Even with the Freedom of Information Act, the IRS redacted large amounts of information to deliberately cover up their actions. I'm sure that he would have exposed much more of the administration attempt to use the IRS as their own "Secret Service" if he had lived to complete the book.
Unsoo
The late John Andrew (this book was completed by his widow) uncovered fascinating records of government investigation on political dissidents during the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. Searching through these president's archives, Andrew uncovered the ideological organizations project of the Kennedy Administration to monitor and combat what they viewed as right-wing organizations in America, following up on the recommendations of the Reuther Memo and the demands of Senator J. WIlliam Fulbright. The Johnson administration continued many of these same methods. An important perspective on the 1960s in America.
shustrik
Great book, specially the truth to the matter.

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